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pinkunicornxo
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Hiya so I've had my Nexplanon implant since October 2012 had heavy periods for a month on and off and my nurse recommended I go on the pill so went to my doctors who also agreed and was prescribed Cilest for 3 months Im on my final month now and was due my period yesterday and it didnt come [Frown] I had a bit of spotting like I normally do before my period starts a day before I start but nothing grr. I was on antibiotics for a UTI a couple of weeks ago but didnt have sex during that time I was on them but did have sex 4 days before I got prescribed them so Im now worried Im pregnant [Frown] Any help please? I know its unlikely I am but just want a bit of reassurance [Frown]

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Alexalex
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It will take several days from the time you take your last "active" pill to when your period actually shows up. That last week of pills for your period week are actually placebos- they don't do anything at all- and it's that sudden withdrawal of hormones that triggers your body to start bleeding. But it takes a few days for the hormone levels to go down far enough for the bleed to start. Give it at least 3 or 4 days and it will probably show up :-)
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Redskies
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Also, do you still have your implant in? If so, you don't need to worry about the antibiotics, because the implant isn't affected by any of the usual antibiotics, so your chance of pregnancy would be the usual extraordinarily-tiny chance with the implant. If you do still have your implant, your pill isn't giving you any extra protection from pregnancy, it's just trying to manage the side-effect of the bleeding you've had.

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pinkunicornxo
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Hi everyone thanks for the responses I actually started my period a bit after I posted this, on my 6th day of my pill free week which is why I was so concerned when I usually come on on my 5th day guess my body just decided to change its mind this month haha I still have my implant in and was pretty unsure as to whether it was effected by my antibiotics but atleast I know now for future reference that its all good [Smile]

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